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Scotland is world-renowned for its beautiful scenery but probably isn’t as well known for hosting a blockbuster movie. True, Pirates of the Caribbean might not have worked so well in Millport, but on closer inspection we actually haven’t done too badly in the movie stakes over the years.
From Rebecca Adlington and Hannah Miley to Robbie Renwick and Michael Jamieson, we all love to watch Great Britain’s top performing swimmers and cheer them on as they cut a path through the water in an adrenaline-fuelled race. However, in all our adulation for the competitors and excitement at the spectacle of each race, we overlook the single most important aspect of every swimming competition – the pool.
As the last red carpet is rolled up in Cannes, the Oscars fade into distant memory and Hollywood prepares for the multi million dollar summer blockbuster releases you may think that you will have to wait another year before you can enjoy the glitz and glamour of awards season again.
There comes a time in all of our lives when we begin to question some of the things we were told as a child – pull a funny face when the wind changes and you’ll be stuck like that; sit too close to the TV and your eyes will go square. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved Sesame Street and The Muppets as much as anyone (okay, so I still do!), but it’s time to let the proverbial frog out of the bag: Kermit was fibbing when he sang “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green”...
Bubba Watson’s dramatic victory in the Masters earlier this month signalled the start of the golf majors season. If you watched it wishing your local club’s greens were in as good shape as Augusta’s, you’re not alone! We asked Derek Robson, head greenkeeper of the St Andrew’s championship Duke’s course, to tell us how it’s done and how water helps keeps the course in tip-top condition.
Chocolate. It's arguably Britain's favourite sweet treat and we all know eating too much is not a good idea. But what you may not have known is the adage ‘don't consume more than you need and everything in moderation’ applies to more than just the indulgent calorie content.